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AU English equestrian team competes at St. Lawrence, Cazenovia
11/23/09

CAZENOVIA, NY — The Alfred University English equestrian team competed in a pair of shows the weekend of Nov. 21-22. The Saxons took third of 15 teams competing at St. Lawrence Nov. 21 and second of 15 teams at Cazenovia Nov. 22.

Senior Beth Ulbrecht (Penn Furnace, PA/State College), in intermediate equitation on the flat; junior Barbara Koziol (Syracuse, NY/Bishop Ludden), in open equitation over fences; sophomore Kelly Rinebold (Ontario, NY/Wayne), in intermediate equitation over fences; freshman Tesla Parker (Waitsfield, VT), in novice equitation on the flat; and sophomore Jessica Maffey (Richmond, VA), in beginner walk-trot-canter, all earned first-place ribbons to lead the Saxons at St. Lawrence.

Placing second for AU at St. Lawrence were Ulbrecht in open equitation over fences, Rinebold in novice equitation on the flat; junior Johanna Moore (Summit, NY/Morristown-Beard) in novice equitation over fences; senior Kate West (Pavilion, NY/Pavilion) in intermediate equitation over fences, and sophomore Zhenia Bemko (Cranford, NJ) in walk-trot.

Rinebold took home first-place ribbons in intermediate equitation over fences and novice equitation on the flat in the show at Cazenovia Nov. 22 and won reserve high-point honors for that show. Other first-place riders for AU at Cazenovia were Ulbrecht in intermediate equitation on the flat; Moore in intermediate equitation over fences; sophomore Katie LeSuer (Edinboro, PA/Cambridge Springs) in advanced walk-trot-canter; and Maffey, in beginner walk-trot-canter.

Second-place finishers for Alfred at Cazenovia were: senior Jessica Tufgariello (Point Pleasat Beach, NJ) in open equitation over fences; sophomore Kalcy O’Keefe (Rochester, NY/Penfield) in intermediate equitation over fences; sophomore Danielle Ross (Staten Island, NY/St. Peter’s) in novice equitation on the flat; and freshman Danielle Delaria in beginner walk-trot-canter.

The AU English equestrian team is idle until a pair of shows the weekend of Feb. 27 (at Cazenovia) and Feb. 28 (at St. Lawrence).